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's a bad history of discrimination. the u.s. attorney general must make sure the measures are not designed to keep people from the polls. they argue the provision is obsolete. they should no longer need approval to change the voting laws. racism is no longer an issue. it's the same argument made in 1965 when president lyndon johnson signed the law, people claimed race imwas an injustice. >> there are those that say racism is an old injustice and there's no need to hurry. 95 years have passed since the 15th amendment gave all negroes the right to vote and the time for waiting is gone. >> why is article five relevant today? remember this past october when federal judges blocked a voter id law in south carolina. the judge, an appointee of george w. bush wrote, one cannot doubt the vital function of section v played here. eric holder compared the laws to a poll tax. still, some form of voter id requirement has passed in 30 states with 11 mandating a photo identification. meanwhile, this past election showed minorities have a harder time casting a ballot. a study showed on average black and his
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